It’s all here, waiting for you!
Move to Knoxville and you’ll become part of a wonderful cosmopolitan and sophisticated area, of more than 500,000 residents. Quite simply, it’s the unique appeal of a bustling city that just happens to be nestled in the shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains. A city, in fact, that is less than a two-hour drive from no less than five national parks, seven state parks and seven lakes. A place where opportunities abound for outdoor recreation, scenic tours or relaxation. Knoxville has been designated as a rapid growth area within the New South.
Knoxville is the largest city in East Tennessee and ranks third largest in the state. It is located in a broad valley between the Cumberland Mountains to the northwest and the Great Smoky Mountains to the southeast. These two mountain ranges help provide a moderate climate, with annual average temperature of 60 degrees. There are 97.2 square miles in the city of Knoxville and 526 square miles in all of Knox County. Downtown Knoxville is 936 feet above sea level.
A city surrounded by cutting-edge scientific research centers, where the technologies of tomorrow are developed and nurtured. A place with a climate that’s as friendly and accommodating as its people. And a city whose extensive shoreline allows fans to travel to football games by boat. And where suddenly around a bend in the lake, the Great Smoky Mountains appear, as if by magic.
Named by Forbes Magazine as one of the Top 25 Best Bang for the Buck Cities, Knoxville is the perfect combination of small-town and city life.
- Huffington Post lists Knoxville as “Top 10 American Cities Most People Don’t Know About but Should.”
- Voted Top 10 Places to Retire by Livability.com
- Located in the geographic center of the eastern United States
- Within a day’s drive of half of the nation’s population
- Crossroads of three major interstates: 1-75, 1-40 and 1-81
- Only 12 miles from McGhee Tyson Airport
- Over 9,500 hotel rooms
- Over 950 restaurants
- Average temperatures: Yearly 58°, July 84°, average January 39°, average snowfall 6.4”
- Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness offers a wide range of outdoor activities include hiking, biking, rock climbing, greenways, boating and water sports
- Numerous public and private golf courses
- Over 25 lakes, rivers, quarries and mountain streams
- Over 110 parks and 7 dog parks
- 20 entertainment venues for concerts, theatre, and the performing arts
- 15 museums and galleries
- Year round festivals and events
Knoxville is truly coming of age as a world-renowned metropolitan area. At the same time, Knoxville is made up of communities that pride themselves on a friendly “small town” atmosphere. This is a city where you will find an abundance of neighbors that say “welcome” and make you realize that Knoxville loves to meet new people.
The more you learn about Knoxville the more you’ll be convinced that this a great place to settle down and call Knoxville “home.”